by Dan Louvell
I thought this retreat was good. I'm not big into sharing, so I didn't say much during the sacred sharing. I'm also not good at imaginative prayer, but some of the meditations were good and I felt close to God.
by Becky Snider
I used this retreat as an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. I had already learned about the Discernment of Spirits and about the Examen, but I was looking for some prayer experiences with his style of prayer. I enjoyed the retreat and I have now signed up for a longer 34-week retreat on the Exercises.
by Brianna Ellison
My spiritual director recommended this retreat and I really enjoyed it. She offered me spiritual direction during the four weeks and helped me to talk about what I was doing in prayer during the retreat. I would love to lead a group through it in the future!
by Veronica Jones
I did this retreat with my faith formation group at my house. Half of the group chose the optional spiritual direction sessions and half did not. I think the half that did not all wished they had! The spiritual direction sessions were a beautiful part of the retreat and helped me to be even more conscious of how God was revealing his love for me.
The Next Step
by Patricia Burgess
I was at a conference led by Cindy Shaw and really enjoyed it! When I found out that she had this online retreat, I immediately let me group know and we started it as soon as we could. We loved the meditations and Scripture readings, but even more so, we loved the group sharing. It was such a blessing to hear how each of us was growing in God's love! Thank you, Cindy!
Loved the Scriptures
by Gina Griggs
I loved the daily Scripture passages in this retreat. I read some verses that I was not familiar with and Tom and Cindy did a great job helping me to apply them to my life through the graces and meditation questions. I wish that I would have done this retreat with a group of people, though, because the Sacred Sharing sounded really special.
Great Introduction to the Exercises
by Meredith Rosenthal
This retreat is a great 18th Annotation retreat of the Spiritual Exercises. My group used it as an introduction to the Exercises and then we started the 19th Annotation using the book, "An Ignatian Adventure". The online retreat was wonderful!
Great Small Group Retreat!
by Carmen Lamar
I heard about this retreat through a friend of Cindy's. The faith formation group that meets at my house had just finished a program called Oremus by Fr. Mark Toups and we were looking for a new one. We all registered for That Retreat and really loved it! The retreat manual is clear and well put together, and the instructions for the facilitators was excellent! The only trouble we had was getting the videos to play through the TV, but Tom helped us with that. Great retreat!
A Structure for Prayer
by Josie Welden
I went through Amazing Prayer before I did this online retreat. They both connected together very well. What I like about That Retreat is the structure for personal prayer that I learned. Through the four weeks of meditations, I really got used to the style and structure of prayer and it became more and more comfortable to me!
by Debbie Benites
I started with Amazing Prayer and then Tom recommended That Retreat. He also recommended that I try to do it with a group. I invited four other people who went through RCIA with me and we went through the course together. I really enjoyed it! I think I enjoyed bonding with the group as much (or maybe even more) than the meditations and prayer. Some of the meditations were hard for me, but it seemed like the ones that were hard for me were easy for some of the others in the group. We are going to do Connecting with Christ next!
Not Big on Group Sharing
by Paul Smith
I went through this retreat with my wife's group and I enjoyed some of the meditations, but I did not like the group sharing. But that's probably just me. Others seemed to enjoy it. I think I would have rather gone through it by myself at my own speed.
by Wes Sparks
After I got into Ignatian spirituality, I bought numerous books on it. Some of those books were about as expensive as this retreat and yet did not include daily meditations for a month! I recommend this retreat for anyone or any group that wants to learn about Ignatius of Loyola's style of prayer and experience a taste of the Spiritual Exercises!
by Jessica Weavers
I heard about this retreat through a friend of Cindy's and I decided to invite all four other couples to join my husband and I for it. We all LOVED it! The only thing that was a bit confusing was about the signup. Tom explained through email that it is designed for each person to sign up online individually and then the videos can be watch as a group through a computer, smart phone, etc. It was a little pricey since we had couples doing the retreat and paid individually. But, it was worth it.
I Tried This Next
by Brook Peters
I did Amazing Prayer first and then tried this retreat. I liked it, but I wish I would have done it with a group. I missed out on all of the sharing.
Very Well Done
by Morgan Lassau
When I was researching a program for the group who meets at my home each week, someone recommended That Retreat. I didn't know Tom or Cindy, but we decided to give it a try and we really liked it. We were not familiar with St. Ignatius of Loyola, but we are all interested in learning more and maybe doing the 19th Annotation that they talked about during the retreat. The materials and instructions for the facilitator, which was me, were very helpful and I didn't have any problem leading the group through it.
The Next Step
by Julia Cassova
I did this retreat alone after I finished the Amazing Prayer course. It seemed like a nice transition and I am grateful for the work that Cindy and Tom put into this. Some of the meditations were not as meaningful as other were, so I give it four stars. But, the meditations that were meaningful were VERY meaningful and helped me to get to know Jesus better.
An Intro to the Exercises
by Bill McEntire
My formation group decided to do this retreat in preparation to do the full 19th annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. We all thought it was excellent and it was a nice way to ease into the routine of prayer and sharing. I recommend that people do this retreat in a group if at all possible--the sharing was as important to me as the meditations.
by Karen Massa
Thank you, Cindy and Tom, for providing this 18th Annotation retreat. Our faith formation group went through this retreat together and we really enjoy it, especially the group sharing. I'm going to do the "Connecting with Christ" retreat next!